The first Street-O event of the season and possibly the last act of the Imperial College Orienteering Club. Please send an email to so we can get an idea of the numbers for map printing.
|Address||Prince’s Gardens, South Kensington|
|OS grid reference||TQ269794|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Directions to Start
By tube: From South Kensington Tube Station (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines) follow the tunnel out of the station to exit 4 (Science Museum and Imperial College), cross the road and enter the gardens by Eastside Hall.
Alternatively, surface, turning right at the top of the stairs to head north. So roughly 20m east and turn onto Exhibition Road, pass the Natural History Museum (on the left) V&A (on the right), Science Museum (on the left) until you reach Imperial College, then cross the road and into Prince’s Gardens.
Orienteering kites will mark the entrances to Prince’s Gardens.
By bike: The railings on the northern edge of Prince’s Gardens are used as a bike rack by the locals. Join in. There are extensive roadworks on Exhibition Road that make it a deathtrap for cyclists, approach from the east if possible.
By car: If you’re rich and want to drive then Imperial College operate an open pay and display policy after 6pm. It costs £8.50 for the night, go in by the entrance on Exhibition Road. If you don’t want to pay “Good Luck, you’re on your own”.
Despite our best efforts we could not obtain the Imperial College gym changing rooms (although if you’re a member of the college, or can obtain a swipecard you should be able to gain access). Thus I’d suggest either arriving ready to run or visiting the toilets in the bar.
Entering the race costs £1 to defray map printing costs.
First start at 1830, last at 1930. Dusk is around 1930, so earlier starts will be lighter. Tables are booked in the bar (see below) from 1930.
The runner has 60 minutes to visit as many controls as possible and return to the finish. Every minute, or part thereof over the 60 minutes allotted for the run will be penalised at 25 points.
1:12500 “Street-O” map. Out of bounds areas will be marked.
In the Imperial College Eastside Bar which is next to the start. Tables are booked from 1930 and food service is until 2100 for most things, and later for pizza and some other bar food. The menu is online here.
Results will be available on the SLOW website after the race.